School choice: raising the bar for children
How this looks at private school and a charter school in Washington DC, and a charter school in Texas.
5 ways school choice enhances education
A National School Choice Week conference showed me why school choice is crucial to families and the future of American children.
Students struggle to hear teacher in new fad open-plan classrooms
It's time to redesign these spaces - or discard the whole idea.
Why is the word "knowledge" missing in action in many educational documents?
‘Chalk and talk’ teaching might be the best way after all
That seems to be why Chinese students perform so well.
Why schools deny that bullying causes suicide
They can't afford to take responsibility for their failed policies.
The fatal dogma which keeps the bullying epidemic afloat
We need more wisdom, not fewer bullies.
Sex, schools and social suicide
If students attend schools which are run as sexual playgrounds, is it any wonder if they fail to learn?
False child abuse allegations take a heavy toll on teachers
Headlines give a very misleading picture of what actually happens in schools.
Who has the right to form young minds?
A controversial national curriculum in the US raises a fundamental question.
Do anti-bullying programs lead to more bullying?
A new study questions the effectiveness of campaigns to stop the scourge of bullying.
Should schools teach about religions?
| 29 September 2013 |
It's an idea that looks good on paper but can in fact lead to dangerous madness.
Seriously, is this mommy business really worth it?
| 15 August 2013 |
A Harvard Law School graduate turned homemaker puts the case for bambinos in the burbs.
One child, one teacher, one pen and one book can change the world
Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai has become a symbol of resistance to Taliban terror. This is her inspiring speech at the UN.
Should children be lobbyists?
It is shameful to use children as front-line troops in political campaigns.
The making of a champion starts in the home
A 19-year-old Aussie with a big smile clocked up 98 runs in his debut Test against England. Where did all that talent come from?
Do schools really need teachers?
Indian educational entrepreneur Sugata Mitra claims that all kids need is access to the internet.
What will happen in the classroom if same-sex marriage is legalised? Massachusetts offers a vision of the future.
Digital multitasking: scourge or blessing?
How can we teach students to focus on what they ought to be doing?
What do the children say?
The children of same-sex couples normally love the people who raised them. But many of them still have reservations about same-sex marriage.
Get out your stripey socks
... and celebrate World Down Syndrome Day. It's time to explode the myths and fears that surround this condition.
The least of these
Our government has failed to admit that its own selfishness is the root of many societal problems it has tried to address.
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